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for a glulam beam, the span would be between column supports, not the full length when reading the span charts? This will be a 48' beam supported by a middle column and one column each gable end fastned with simpson post caps. The beam will then continue past gable end on each side by 2 feet per side. This wouldnt be a cantilever Im sure, but how does that factor into the span? thanks!
 

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for a glulam beam, the span would be between column supports, not the full length when reading the span charts? This will be a 48' beam supported by a middle column and one column each gable end fastned with simpson post caps. The beam will then continue past gable end on each side by 2 feet per side. This wouldnt be a cantilever Im sure, but how does that factor into the span? thanks!
The span is the free space between supporting structures so you shorten it with a post. and yes the two feet would be cantilever.
 

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Still need a location so we can judge the depth needed for the vaulted area, insulation and ventilation.

Bud

PS a few pictures would help.
 

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Didn’t see another thread on this...but your span for beam sizing is basically 24’.....I recently did a 26’ with a 14” triple lvl that took first floor load and some point load from second floor. Put it up one ply at a time....and then us the ledger lock/truss lock deals to tie them together. 4” from the end, 2” from top and bottom, staggered up and down....for ours the distance was 12” etween. But if you are in the lvl area, get plans have an engineer at the yard size things for yuo. Roln
 
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